The excitement is building!
It’s hard to believe, but the Maine Bicentennial Special Event is less than a month away! Activities will kick off at 0000 UTC on March 16th.
We still need some operators! If you’re interested in participating, click here for more information about the event and how you can help.
The Maine 200 Special Event recognizes the original 9 Counties of the State of Maine, plus Jameson Tavern in Freeport, the Town of Portland, and Boston, which all played important roles in Maine’s history around the time of statehood. Special 1-by-1 call signs will commemorate each county and special location.
The Maine 200 Special Event Stations are:
Jameson Tavern: K1J
Town of Portland: K1P
City of Boston: K1B
Operations will take place on HF, 6m, 2m, and 70cm. Modes include CW, Phone, and Digital. This allows all Maine Amateur Radio operators to participate in some form.
Certificates will be available for chasers as well as operators.
Participants can choose to operate at their convenience by signing up on a spreadsheet on the event website. Simply notate the Time Block, and select the Band and Mode you wish to operate. You can operate from your home or any remote location as long as it’s listed on the corresponding County spreadsheet. (e.g. QTH is in Hancock County but operating in Cumberland Co. The operator would use the Cumberland County spreadsheet).
If you’re interested in operating, please sign up on the appropriate spreadsheet for your “1820 county.” If you need help determining which is the right one, or if you have any questions, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to title your message as: Maine 200 Special Event.
Whether its as a chaser or operator, we look forward to having you take part in this Special Event for Amateur Radio in Maine!
Maine 200 Special Event Committee